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And the Winners Are...

- Rickpeggysmith - Barielle Summer Sugar Rush Collection
- Molly K & Deborah - Nouriva Repair Moisturizing Cream
- Valerie - StripTeas

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There are plenty of giveaways still going on...enter up to once a day!

Shopping Break - Crocs Sale & Origins Freebie!

Summer Just Got Better! Classic Kids' Cayman, regularly $24.99, now $14.99-$19.99 on select discontinued colors only. Take the plunge and get yours today.

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Lipstick Break - Lipstick Trends through the Decades

According to Li Edelkoort, one of the world's best known trend forecasters, there is an interesting connection between body, lips, and time frame , included by focus and proportion. Many factors come into play when analyzing lipstick trends: emphasis on particular body parts, celebrities of the time, and most importantly, the economic and financial status of American society in general. Perhaps you knew that the length of a woman’s skirt is dependent upon the economy, but who knew the color and shape of a woman’s lips could be so telling of the times?

The 20’s - Prohibition and Rebellion

A matte-finished, heart-shaped mouth is the expression of the seductive,

coquettish woman of the Roaring Twenties. Taking their cue from the scornedyet-

sought-after flapper, women go out to dance, drink illicitly distilled whiskey,

and push the envelope of their independence. Black and white movies present

the mouth in daring, feminine shapes--the “cupids bow” style of Clara Bow, the

“vamp’s lips” of Theda Bara, and the sexy “bee-stung” lips of Mae Murray.

Edelkoort notes that because the focal body part of the time period is the legs,

“breasts are smallish, and girls are boyish.” Eyes are large and lips are thin. Lip

colors are black and garnet red.

The 30’s - Economic Depression

A mouth drawn outwards with square edges emphasizes the stern, perfectionist

appearance of the sober 30’s. Women, having witnessed the financial battery of

the Great Depression, are thrifty and austere. Greta Garbo and Marlene

Dietrich— powerful, yet glamorous women who are not afraid to determine their

own fate— are idols of the time. Their steely and androgynous appearance

personifies the adult woman. Lip color is a silky/glossy reddish brown.

The 40’s - Wartime

A full mouth formed with symmetrical curves represents the courageous, selfassured

look of the 40’s despite wartime privations. While men are at war,

women are forced to fill their roles, giving them a newfound sense of identity

and responsibility. The Hollywood heroines of the silver screen, such as Rita

Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and Katherine Hepburn encourage the

idea that women are equally as capable in filling roles formerly occupied by

males. Lipstick becomes an instrument of individual morale, symbolizing

strength while disguising sorrow. Lip color is a brilliantly glossy vermillion.

The 50’s - Post-War Period

A voluptuous mouth with the lip line extended beyond the natural shape is

reflective of this period of reconstruction. The look is seductive and feminine,

revealing the ambivalence of women. On one hand, they oppose the traditional

role of women— one they fought to suppress during wartime. On the other

hand, they long to embrace their sexuality and femininity. Consequently, there

are two strongly opposing role models: the voluptuous and feminine Marilyn

Monroe, and the cool and self-confident Audrey Hepburn. Lip colors are bright

red or pink. Edelkoort says that in this period of rebuilding an entire economy,

the focus is on the body, and the face is seen as one whole element in perfect


The 60’s – Flower Power and Rebellion

A full, soft pout goes hand in hand with the rebellious habits of hippies in the

sixties. The period is characterized by the exploration of outer space, the sexual

revolution, Woodstock, and the anti-war movement. The youthful, anorexic chic

of Twiggy and the provocative pout of Brigitte Bardot are symbols of the

rejection of conventional beauty, prosperity, and consumption. Hence, lipstick is

still applied, but discreetly. Lip shape is large and colors are shimmering beigelike

mother-of-pearl, baby pink, and silver/white. Li attributes this to a sudden

shift in sexuality, noting that the most focused-upon body parts are the breasts

and butt.

The 70’s - Disco Rules

An outlined, shiny mouth reflects the shimmering iridescence of the 70's disco

look. Saturday Night Fever, Studio 54, platform shoes, and soulful divas like

Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross define this decade. Women break social

conventions and explore boundaries. They are not afraid to become single

mothers or fight for their social and political rights, and they are especially

unafraid of their sexuality. Lip colors such as glittering crimson or burgundy red

convey self-confidence.

The 80’s - Emancipation

A dark, wide mouth represents the provocative punk look of the 80’s. Punk, as a

musical statement and a culture, is the first anti-beauty movement. In fashion,

women and men alike play with the idea of reverse gender roles. The

transvestite chic of Boy George and the fashion of Vivienne Westwood convey

“tribal identity”. Influenced by music videos such as Madonna's "Vogue" and

Human League's "Don't You Want Me Baby?” strong eyes and dark lips become

a popular trend. Lip colors are dark to black with metallic effects.

The 90’s - Individualism

A clearly outlined mouth painted in natural colors, either shining or matte,

documents the grunge-turned-pop look of the 90's. Internet, cell phones, Pearl

Jam and plaid, piercings, tattoos, hip hop, and the fitness wave set the tone for

this decade socially and commercially. Fashion trends change quickly—

everything is allowed. The introduction of Supermodels— Cindy Crawford,

Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista— permeates

women's idea of beauty. Brown undergoes a revival, but both dark and bright lip

colors are in demand.

2000 - The New Millennium

“Cocooning” is the buzzword for the transition into this new millennium. The

term expresses a longing to return to intrinsic value and friends and family: a

harmony that does not stop at lip fashion. The shape of the mouth is natural.

Soft and warm shades are prominent. Pastels and shimmering shades of beige,

pink, and apricot (so-called non-colors) reflect women's desires to embrace

their natural beauty and the quest for eternal balance and happiness. It’s about

a return to our basic needs, and in a declining economic climate, a new

appreciation for the bare essentials.

The Decades Ahead

So what will the future bring? According to Edelkoort, history will continue to

repeat itself. She predicts that, for now, generous, whitish beige lips will reflect

our nurturing desire to live at a sustainable, slower pace. “Thinner lips will take

us into the 2020’s,” she says. “Eventually, perfect red lips with harmonized

proportions between the eyes, lips, and body will balance our beauty in the new

era of post-recession and reconstruction.”

Source: beautypress

Giveaway Break - Urban Decay Pocket Rocket

Oh man...this is a great gloss, but what makes it better is the packaging. I love a gloss that catches people's attention while I'm applying. When you move the top of Urban Decay's Pocket Rocket, the cap the hottie that's on the cap only his baby blue briefs of course :)

I love this gloss in Kirk, which is a light brown in the bottle but goes on nude with a high gloss. Kirk, the man that lives in the cap, looks like Vince from Entourage...

Each shade varies in opacity and finish, but all have a sweet crème brûlée flavor. The formula contains Hyaluronic Spheres, known to improve cellular function, prevent dehydration, and fill in lines and wrinkles.


Post about this to win a Pocket Rocket in Timothy, which is coral with pink glow.

All you have to do is post or tweet about this giveaway & include the link to your post in the comment section below. If you tweet about it just let me know in your comment. US & Canadian residents only please. This giveaway will end August 25, 2009.

Here's a retweet: @lipglossbreak Enter to win Urban Decay Pocket Rocket, hot guy included!

Giveaway Break - YBF Quench Lip Treatment

I just realized that I have a YBF Quench Lip Treatment in every area of my life. One at my desk, in my purse, in my laptop bag, in my car, in my beach bag and in the's never more than 10 steps away from me. I love this stuff. It's a deep moisturizing lip balm that glides on smooth and softens lips. I hate it when balms are 'hard' and go on pasty. Quench is soft and goes on really well under lipstick or gloss.

It protects and refreshes with Vitamin E, Vitamin C and free radical fighting antioxidants.


All you have to do is follow me on Twitter! I will randomly pick a Twitter follower to win YBF Quench Lip Treatment (and some other goodies :) on Monday, August 24th.

Make sure to Retweet: @lipglossbreak Follow to win YBF Quench Lip Treatment!

Giveaway Break - Avène Thermal Spring Water

Known for its long history in treating atopic dermatitis, the Avène Thermal Spring Water is the only thermal spring water bottled directly from the source and packaged in a sterile environment to guarantee purity and maximum skin benefits. Its unique composition is proven to soothe inflammation, itching, redness, general sensitivity and post-medical and aesthetic procedure irritation as it softens, protects and purifies the skin. Avène Thermal Spring Water is a worldwide leader and the #1 selling thermal spring water in US pharmacies.

Key Benefits:

- More than 300 studies have been conducted by Pierre Fabre laboratories and independent researchers to demonstrate its soothing properties

- Rich in silica and trace elements including iron, manganese, zinc and copper

- A pH of 7.5 won’t sting or burn and can be sprayed on open wounds

- Provides anti-oxidant protection with an optimal calcium/magnesium ratio

- A low mineral content won’t dry out skin

- Naturally bacterial pure

- Constant temperature of 75°F, 25.6°F

- Non-aerosol spray can


Enter to win all 3 sizes of Avene Thermal Spring Water!

Sign up below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, or follow me on Twitter, just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only . The contest will end on Monday, August 31st. I will randomly select the lucky winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour

A Little More Beautiful is giving away 1 Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Honey!!

Do you love stilettos but really can't walk comfortably in them? The Advice Sisters discovered a unique tote " target="_blank">so you can walk in comfort and in style and have your stilettos, too

Beauty Anonymous loves Chubby Cheeks from Essie's summer 2009 collection.

Dao from My Makeup Blog uses L'Oreal HiP Kohl Liners to create a makeup look suitable for the party scene.

Bésame Cosmetics is revamping its retro glam line. The first product from the revamp is the Voluptuous Lip Color Set. More Than a Pretty Face reviews.

Visit Lipgloss Break and Enter to Win Sunkissed Glow by JLo and AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection!

eye4style has a solution for stressed, puffy eyes - meet Sampar's Eye Rule!

The Makeup Divas reviews several new products from MAC's new Colourcraft Collection.

Hot Beauty Health helps you find your favorite body scrub for glowing skin and discovers a new treatment for hyperhidrosis sufferers.

Total Beauty Break
Create Sexy Waves in Medium-Length Hair

Follow these how-tos and tips to get your most playful hairstyle ever

Eli Thomas, owner of Thomas Chance Hairdressing in Santa Monica, Calif. shows you how to transform medium-length straight hair into a fun, tousled style (a la Hayden Panettiere, Blake Lively and Jennifer Aniston). All you need are a few key products and you're set!

See how-to

Freebie Break - Longest List Yet!

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Arm & Hammer Advanced White sample
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Mary Kay Color Card sample